Romans 5:1 Therefore, having been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ,

 2 through whom also we have access by faith into this grace in which we stand, and rejoice in hope of the glory of God.

Chapter 1 of Romans Paul says in verse 16 that the Gospel is the power of God unto salvation.

In Chapters1-3 He declares all have sinned and are guilty before God.

In chapter 4 Paul shows that David and Abraham were justified by faith not works

In chapter 5 Paul starts out in the first 11 verses showing us that since we are saved by faith we are kept by Jesus’ power not by our own works and Paul gives us 11 benefits of trusting Christ

Uses the words through Jesus Christ 6 times in verses 1, 2, 9, 10, 11—Twice in verse 11.

Romans 5:1-11                                      

Having been Justified: Justification is the pardoning of guilt and the penalty of sin (legally being declared righteous because Jesus paid the penalty for our sin)

1.     V-1 We have Peace with God:        

John 16:33a These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace

We have declared ourselves at war with God because of our sinful rebellion which means He is at war with us too

James 4:4 Adulterers and adulteresses! Do you not know that friendship with the world is enmity

or hostility with God? Whoever therefore wants to be a friend of the world makes himself an enemy of God.

·       But if you have trusted Christ that war is ended

Phil 4:6-7 Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God; 7 and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.

2.     V-2 We have Access to God: Or an introduction to Grace through Jesus Christ

The word access means to be ushered into the presence of royalty, Jesus through his sacrifice on the cross ushers us into the very presence of God.

It also means a harbor or haven, we are safe now in the arms of God just like a ship in the harbor.

Eph 2:18 For through Him we both have access by one Spirit to the Father.

3.     V-2 We have Standing before God: A permanent secure position in grace

Eph 2:13 But now in Christ Jesus you who once were far off have been brought near by the blood of Christ., 19 Now, therefore, you are no longer strangers and foreigners, but fellow citizens with the saints and members of the household of God,

Heb 10:19-22 19 Therefore, brethren, having boldness to enter the Holiest by the blood of Jesus, 20 by a new and living way which He consecrated for us, through the veil, that is, His flesh, 21 and having a High Priest over the house of God, 22 let us draw near with a true heart in full assurance of faith, having our hearts sprinkled from an evil conscience and our bodies washed with pure water.

Rev. 1:6 He has made us priests and kings

1Peter 5:12 By Silvanus, our faithful brother as I consider him, I have written to you briefly, exhorting and testifying that this is the true grace of God in which you stand.

4.     V-2 We can rejoice in the Hope of the Glory of God:

1Peter 1:3-5 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who according to His abundant mercy has begotten us again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, 4 to an inheritance incorruptible and undefiled and that does not fade away, reserved in heaven for you, 5 who are kept by the power of God through faith for salvation ready to be revealed in the last time.

·       A hope of heaven because Jesus paid the price and God promised to save us if we believe that he paid for our sins.

Hebrews 6:19 This hope we have as an anchor of the soul, both sure and steadfast, and which enters the Presence behind the veil, 20 where the forerunner has entered for us, even Jesus, having become High Priest forever according to the order of Melchizedek.